The Master of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management is completely held in English and taught by a highly qualified faculty, which includes teaching and research staff from Università Bocconi and other top universities.The learning process has a practical orientation and takes the form of structured lectures backed up by practical applications through case studies and visiting speakers as well as project works and individual research.The program is completed in 10 months full-time. To qualify for the Master degree participants must successfully complete 16 courses (fundamentals, core and electives) and an individual project or an internship report. The fundamentals are compulsory and will be taken by everyone. The 5 core courses are selected out of the 6 offered. The electives are selected from an extensive list and will reflect each student's individual choices and interests.
7 fundamentals (I term); 5 core courses (II term); 4 electives, from a list of about ten courses (III term); individual project/internship report. The first term covers mainly introductory courses with the aim of establishing a common language between the faculty and the participants and to smooth out the differences in academic and working backgrounds.
The second term is intended to enphasize different fields of finance, combining quantitative and risk management subjects. It focuses on the most technical aspects of asset pricing and hedging while stressing the institutional, organizational and regulatory aspects.
The third term offers a number of optional courses, each dedicated to some specific aspects of applied finance.
A final project or an internship concludes the program.